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Re: [opensuse] Dependency Nightmare!
On 31/12/13 23:04, Herbert Graeber wrote:
Am Dienstag, 31. Dezember 2013, 18:23:26 schrieb Basil Chupin:
On 31/12/13 00:46, Herber Graeber wrote:
So some days ago the libvpx1 has been added to
packman and wasn't pulled in automatically by "zypper up"
Sheesh! No wonder 13.1 has problems!

How is ANYONE to know what you just stated?!
Hubert Mantel mailed on the packman mailing list, that the mythtv packages
don't pull in the right libvpx1. That was because of the vendor change from
openSUSE to packman.

Sheesh! How could I have missed that! :-D

Everybody reads what Hubert writes on the packman mailing list, right? Silly me..... :-) .

I changed the mythtv packages to use an explicit
"Requires: libvpx1 >= 1.3.0" to fix that issue.

Thank goodness that at least you read that mailing list. Most grateful to you.

Thank you for what your wrote.

I installed 'libvpx1' to my existing installation of vlc and I can now
at least view the downloaded YouTube videos which I couldn't view
before. I have yet to try out viewing a Bd movie - will report the result.
Nice to hear that my statement helped. Writing these I originally feared I
could be overly verbose. I was not...

Sorry to say that a whole application collapses and becomes useless
simply because of *one* tiny (1.7MB) file?!
It looks like some other packages on packman need the above mentioned explicit
requirement, too.

The problem for those building packages on packman is, that the libvpx1-1.3.0
suddenly appeared on packman and the packagers depending of libvpx1-1.2.0
don't notice that they have to prepare to force an explicit vendor change.
Automatic generation of dependencys by rbmbuild is not enough here.

The rule for users of those packages is: If you use some application from
packman, take all libraries this application depends on from packman, too. And
be prepared, that the set of libraries may change later.

Sure, it would be better this would be forced by the packages itself, but
unfortunately that's not always to case.

I used to use the package manager called 'smart' and with which Pascal Blesser had a role to play.

Smart is a very intelligent package manager and I wonder if it is still active and available for use with openSUSE?


Using openSUSE 13.1, KDE 4.12.0 & kernel 3.12.6-1 on a system with-
AMD FX 8-core 3.6/4.2GHz processor
16GB PC14900/1866MHz Quad Channel Corsair "Vengeance" RAM
Gigabyte AMD3+ m/board; Gigabyte nVidia GTX660 OC 2GB DDR5 GPU

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